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Weekly Reading: 1st-7th July

What on earth. TECHNICALLY, I actually read 10 books this week and I’m pretty sure this is a world record for me. I’m also 10 books ahead of schedule for my Goodreads goal and I’m very happy (just a while ago I was 4 books behind). Why I say “technically”… well…

Let’s get into what I read, from the start of the week to the end of the week:

  • These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • The Elite by Kiera Cass
  • The One by Kiera Cass
  • A Selection Novella: The Queen by Kiera Cass
  • A Selection Novella: The Prince by Kiera Cass
  • A Selection Novella: The Guard by Kiera Cass
  • Selection Scenes: Celeste by Kiera Cass
  • A Selection Novella (if you can call it a novella): The Epilogue by Kiera Cass
  • Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

Why so many by Kiera Cass? Here’s the thing… I was really bored this week. I mean really bored. I’m not usually this bored, and I’m not used to being this bored, so I ended up reading books I didn’t even like. Most of that Selection stuff I read was because it was all on OverDrive so I thought “why not?” However, I didn’t read all of the available Selection content on OverDrive because as you may imagine, I was quickly fed up with it.

Honestly guys, The Selection is really not worth it. I don’t know why I read it. Maybe because I had a very small shred of hope for Maxon? Either way, I was pretty disappointed in the outcome, but I still found the book entertaining so gave The One 3 stars especially since America somehow became less annoying, for me, anyway. I have to admit though, I shouldn’t have expected to like it, especially since it was published so long ago and with YA it makes all the difference… like if you read all the YA sci-fi/dystopian books out there except The Maze Runner and then read The Maze Runner and get disappointed, although that may not have been the case with this one.

I also read These Happy Golden Years which is the last book in the Little House Series (there is another one after it but I’m not sure if it counts as a book). I guess I picked it up with a bit of nostalgia for when I was younger and would try and find as many Little House Books in my school library with my friend as possible, and when I read those books over and over. I have to admit, I first started A Little Town on a Prairie but I just found it so dull I couldn’t read more than a chapter and a half. These Happy Golden Years was a really pleasant and somewhat sad read, though. It’s always nice to return to these characters.

Lost Roses I finished yesterday. I rated it 4 stars and so really enjoyed it, look out for my review soon πŸ™‚

7 thoughts on “Weekly Reading: 1st-7th July”

  1. ONG (the biggest oh my god ever), how on earth did you manage to read TEN books in one week? I’m happy when I get to two or three? Or do you not have school right now, did summer break start already where you live?
    Anyways, I feel the same about Selection as you do, although I did enjoy reading it a few years ago… I never read all the extra stories, tho…

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  2. Yeah summer break already started otherwise usually I can only handle like one, maximum two! πŸ˜‚ and a lot of them were novellas soo…. life hack if you’re behind on your Goodreads goal! πŸ‘

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  3. Ahhh, I thought you were going to set a world record of reading and school πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and ohhhh, that’s a great idea, I’m way behind and definitely doing that now πŸ˜‚

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